On the coins themselves I used my walking foot and a little decorative pattern for three rows on each section. But it's on the four patches I've been having the most fun doing orange peel and some stippling in the triangles. I saw a post on Facebook that said something along the lines of: 'You just eyeballed it, you didn't measure - I admire your daring!' well that's what I went with here.
You can clearly see the difference with the last couple of rows on the right that I haven't yet done. I think I'll also do a small pattern in the first border and then a loopy kind of treble clef shape in the blue. So good to have something on the way like this.
I'm also congratulating myself on having scored a bargain of a second hand doll's pram for my niece who'll be 2 at the end of November.
I saw this advertised, went to see it and said 'Yes please!' for AUD $30. It got the sniff of approval from my dog Abby as well.
And I've spent some of the afternoon making a doll's dress - but I don't have any velcro, so I'll have to show that when it's completed. Having had sons, playing with and making things for this cute niece is such fun. Life is rich and I feel very fortunate.
Until next time,
What a glorious gorgeous quilt, Lynn. I love it. And the sunlight falling on it gives it the royal glow. This one is going to be a showstopper. You should be so proud of it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Preeti, There's a certain satisfaction looking at something and thinking: 'I made that!'.Delete
Your coin quilt looks great! I'm a big believer in "just eyeball it" as a quilting technique. After a quilt is washed, who can tell that the lines were originally ruler straight?ReplyDelete
Your lucky neice is never going to want for babydoll quilts, is she? :)
Thanks Louise, eyeballing it is so much easier. I'm making doll clothes now!Delete
The fabric you chose as the background is so magnificent; it just brings the variety of scraps to a brilliance. It truly is fit for a King. Thank you for sharing it and for sharing the doll carriage and your thoughts. That is all special, so have a great time! Forgive me for only dropping in occasionally, our family is facing an illness.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brenda, scraps are really great. Sorry to hear of you family illness - hope things improve for you all.Delete
Seeing that doll's pram brings back memories of my girls with theirs... :-) Love your quilt, so happy, and the quilting is terrific Lynn!ReplyDelete
I have to say your quilting is wonderful. Even with the big machines (i.e. long arms) folks just eyeball those curves on 4 patches. Mine look terrible which is one of the many reasons I have a computerized long arm. Yours look fabulous. You are doing a great job with the quilt.ReplyDelete
love your quilt. coming along great. and the niece will love that pram.ReplyDelete